Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/60842
Title: Media discourses in Hong Kong : change in representation of human rights
Authors: Cheng, W 
Lam, P
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Mouton De Gruyter
Source: Text and talk, 2010, v. 30, no. 5, p. 507-527 How to cite?
Journal: Text and talk 
Abstract: This study examines the change in the representation of human rights issues in a corpus containing over 5,000 articles collected from a leading English newspaper in Hong Kong in two periods before and after the change of sovereignty in 1997 using Sinclair's (Textus 9: 75–106, 1996, Trust the text, Routledge, 2004) lexical item. The analysis of instances of the phrase ‘human rights’ in the corpus as a lexical item shows that the newspaper in question has changed its representation of human rights issues, particularly in China and Hong Kong, over the decade. This reflects an ideological shift in the newspaper's stance in response to the current situations in both local and world politics, and that human rights concerns are not merely a nationalistic, but also a culturally dynamic phenomenon.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/60842
ISSN: 1860-7330
EISSN: 1860-7349
DOI: 10.1515/TEXT.2010.025
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